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Mar 6, 2011 5:00am PST
. dominican father david o arourke. >> thank you for inviting me. >> tell us about your film red terror on the amber coast. >> i ended up in 1999 being recruited to work there, rebuilding the church after the collapse of the soviet system. i was living in the dominican house right across the street from the old kgb headquarters, i'm a writer and one morning i was out walking, actually i got in early from california, i was dying for some coffee with a 10 hour time difference. i was looking for coffee walked by the building, knew sort of what it was. the sun is up very early that far north. i looked in the window, pulled the door it was unlocked. i walked inside there was a brown door over at the end of the foyer. the building itself is a big czarist, neo- classical building. >>> anyone in history scream at you? >> indeed. there was nothing there, i went down stairs, saw the door, opened it walked down the stairs and found myself in the old kgb prison which a few years earlier had people in it. for the next two hours, in absolute silence and all alone i walked from cell to cell to cell. t
Mar 27, 2011 5:00am PDT
. thank you for being here today. >> thank you. >> and tell us about the religious order and tell us about your path and a brief thing about father veto perown. >> okay. well from early on, tom, i've had a call to prayer. but it wasn't until i had a back injury when i was 18 years old, i was playing football, and that back injury took away all of my athletic talents. and so i had to search -- or i forced to kind of move inside and find god. >> and if we could borrow on this st. ignatius period. that's where the 30 days came from. >> he also was injured and had to -- and that was when he also came to search for god. so that time was very significant. i remember at the time, i became very depressed and thought this was terrible, because i'd lost everything that i thought was so important for my life, which was athletic talent. but it, of course, changed the whole direction of my life so i began to really search for god. >> and from that despair, you found more. >> so much more. it led to the priesthood which is the greatest gift. >> and how old were you then? >> i was 42. >> and what h
Mar 13, 2011 5:00am PDT
bet. >> your ministry is known throughout the bay area tell us about your background. >> actually i come from the hills of new hampshire. and i grew up conservative baptist and for people that don't know what i tell them really in order to truly understand conservative baptist we used to think the southern back tests were liberal. that is how i -- baptists were liberal. that is how i grew up rural town 500 people went to a local school there and then high school and grew up playing outdoors, having a great time with nature and with my friends and but you know, it shapes you where you are from so we had really two very conservative newspapers, not hardly any div.ty, and being -- diversity and being in a con is vair tiff baptist church didn't -- conservative baptist church didn't see women doing a whole lot other than being with children. >> interesting how you got the call like that. >> some how i innate witted and internalized and that love brought me forward and the other thing is when i was first born i nearly died my mother had had a conversion when she was pregnant with me so sh
Mar 20, 2011 5:00am PDT
join us in this wonderful conversation are susan mall and lynn blewman. lynn has been a cooperate executive and now the executive director. welcome, lynn. >> glad to be here. >> and -- susan has been working on special products and currently a director of the federation of the jewish community for a hundred years. >> there are jews a 150 years ago in san francisco. but federation formed a hundred years ago. it was 1910 that it was formed. but we're produce that the jewish community federation as is vibrant today and important today as it was when it was founded. it was founded when there were 12 different agencies that existed after the earthquake to really help people get back on their feet. one of them was the memorial chapel and one was mount zion hospital. and the eureka society was one of them and the group of leaders of the different agencies realized they were all raising money for their agencies. and it was not efficient. and they were at cross purposes. so a group of men got together and there are pictures of the old men. they sat at a table and they came together as a fe
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